North Korean Military Fantasia
Screen picture of Kim Jong Un (L) and Kim Jong Il (R) Kim Jong Un
the DPRK heir joined his father for his first wide public appearance
since announced as North Korea's next leader
Jong Un surrounded by DPRK top military chiefs and his father
Redoubtable DPRK army conduct military parades for celebrations
North Korea is holding an imposing military parade in Pyongyang Square on Sunday morning 10.10.10 for the 65th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, with the 4 stars General leader-in-waiting Kim Jong Un appearing on the square top building VIPs' balcony dressed in plain clothes and not in uniform. The military parade, believed to be the biggest of its kind in the country, is intended to show the continuation of "Songun," the military-first policy advocated by Kim Jong Il beyond generations and a single-minded unity under the leader.
The parade was said to be the nation's largest ever with thousands of troops from every field of North Korea's 1.2 million military forces. Air, Ground, Sea, Hospitals' nurses and heavy equipments, missiles. A parade for the 65th foundation of the DPRK Workers' party showed that Kim Jong Un is surrounded by military heavyweights and introduced for a diplomatic debut. Tonight for the 3rd continuous day, the North Korea capital will proceed with fireworks. North Korea images celebrating 65 years of communist regime rule as follow.
Also an interesting report with Al Jazeera in English aired yesterday:
China's former Public Security Minister 'iron-hand in a velvet glove's Zhou Yongkang attended North Korea Parade on Sunday morning. Zhou is native of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province and a member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and will stay in Pyongyang until Monday. He spent most of his career in the oil sector (Liaoning province, Ministry of Petroleum Industry, currently rising star of the party) and replaced Luo Gan, a close to Li Peng, as Minister of Public Security in 2007 as secretary of the CPC Central Commission of Political and Legal Affairs. (AG informed sources)
Sources: Reporter's Notes, Nkradio, Kyodo, KCNA, Xinhua, Al Jazeera, Youtube